What Happens During My First Chiropractic Appointment for a Herniated Disc?

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Dr. Eingorn at Better Health Chiropractic, treats patients with chronic or acute pain due to slipped discs, herniations, or other spinal issues and conditions. This includes a wide range of back and neck injuries, from bulging and herniated discs, and related problems.

The following details the process by which Dr. Eingorn will address each patient’s needs and concerns in order to facilitate accurate diagnoses and effective herniated disc treatment:

Patient Interview

At the initial visit, the patient will be asked to complete a questionnaire that Dr. Alex Eingorn and his staff will use to get a better idea of each individual’s medical history, including past health concerns. The “test” is quite comprehensive and will cover a number of different topics that might prove relevant to diagnosing and treating current issues.

After the questionnaire is complete, an in-depth interview will be conducted. During this interview, Dr. Eingorn will ask the patient to discuss any and all symptoms. For example, the patient will be encouraged to speak about any lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines, etc. that he or she has experienced recently or in the past. Once Dr. Eingorn has a sense of the problem, he will ask more probing questions in order to get a better idea as to what the root cause of the discomfort might be.

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Herniated Discs Appointment – Better Health Chiropractic PC NYC

While the number and type of questions asked might differ depending upon the patient and the type of issues that need to be addressed, some of the most common inquiries will center around when the pain started, the perceived cause of the pain (such as an accident or injury), and whether this type of discomfort had been experienced at some point in the past.

The purpose of the interview is to get a clear picture of the patient’s current symptoms and past health so that more focus can be placed on the most likely culprit for the pain.

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Herniated Disc Exam at Better Health Chiropractic PC NYC

Patient Examination

The next step is a thorough patient examination that will consist of vital signs being taken as well as a comprehensive neurological and orthopedic exam. Dr. Eingorn will use the information he compiled in the interview to focus primarily on those trouble areas where the discomfort is being experienced. He will pay particular attention to the range of motion, sensitivity around the vertebrae, and any other limitations that may be due to illness or pain. This will allow Dr. Eingorn to better make a determination as to whether the symptoms are due to spinal injuries, disc herniation, bulging discs, or another issue altogether.

Clinical Decision

After the exam has been completed, a diagnosis or “clinical decision” must be made before a treatment plan can be created. Typically, this will be done with the patient soon after the examination. However, in some cases, further inquiry is necessary in the form of imaging or blood tests.

In many cases, Dr. Eingorn may reach out to your primary care provider to obtain a more thorough medical history and to make sure that all the information is acquired before making a diagnosis. Once it has been determined whether a disc herniation exists and the extent of the problem, a herniated disc treatment plan can be devised.


In many cases, herniated discs can be successfully treated without surgery through the use of decompression or similar therapies. Non-surgical lumbar decompression is a technique that has proven to be quite successful at helping to relieve pain associated with herniated discs. This decompression treatment is computer controlled and is designed to carefully and strategically relieve pressure caused by disc injury and herniation.

Whether spinal decompression or another form of treatment is used will depend upon the scope of your injury and your particular needs. However, Dr. Eingorn is well versed in many different treatments, including non-surgical lumbar decompression, making him a go-to expert in his field.

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you’ve been dealing with back pain and you’re interested in receiving an accurate diagnosis and in learning more about spinal decompression and the other treatments available to you, give the office of Dr. Eingorn a call today at 212-956-5920 or visit the practice website: https://betterhealthchiropracticpc.com/

Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Discs

Dr. Eingorn and Better Health Chiropractic PC treat patient who require treatment for herniated discs in the back, lower back, neck and spine. Patients come to see Dr. Eingorn from these different areas of NYC: Manhattan, NYC, Midtown NY, Battery Park City NY, Financial District NY, TriBeCa NY, Chinatown NY, Greenwich Village NY, Little Italy NY, Lower East Side NY, NoHo NY, SoHo NY, West Village NY, Alphabet City NY, Chinatown NY, East Village NY, Lower East Side NY, Two Bridges NY, Chelsea NY, Clinton NY, Gramercy Park NY, Kips Bay NY, Murray Hill NY, Peter Cooper Village NY, Stuyvesant Town NY, Sutton Place NY, Tudor City NY, Turtle Bay NY, Waterside Plaza NY, Lincoln Square NY, Manhattan Valley NY, Upper West Side NY, Lenox Hill NY, Roosevelt Island NY, Upper East Side NY, Yorkville NY, Hamilton Heights NY, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights NY, Harlem NY, Polo Grounds NY, East Harlem NY, Randall’s Island NY, Spanish Harlem NY, Wards Island NY, Inwood NY, Washington Heights NY